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Blacksburg
  • Town in Virginia

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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Blacksburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 44,395. Blacksburg is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Blacksburg offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Blacksburg there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Blacksburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blacksburg are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$309,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,141
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Blacksburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    31.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    29.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    4.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    65.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    598.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    54%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Blacksburg

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,711
National
$64,994

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